EEE http://wrvo.org en Will a rainy June mean more West Nile virus? http://wrvo.org/post/will-rainy-june-mean-more-west-nile-virus <p>The conventional wisdom is that it's going to be a bad year for mosquitos, because of the very rainy June. But, whether that means more incidence of mosquito born viruses, is debatable.<br> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 18:53:08 +0000 Ellen Abbott 40995 at http://wrvo.org Will a rainy June mean more West Nile virus? Agriculture officials say horses should be vaccinated for EEE http://wrvo.org/post/agriculture-officials-say-horses-should-be-vaccinated-eee <p>The New York State Department of&nbsp; Agriculture is urging horse owners to have their animals vaccinated against Eastern Equine Encephalitis and the West Nile virus. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 14:43:04 +0000 Catherine Loper 26239 at http://wrvo.org Dry weather means fewer mosquitos in central New York http://wrvo.org/post/dry-weather-means-fewer-mosquitos-central-new-york <p>Though the dry weather is causing hardships for some, there is at least one benefit -- mosquito populations are down in central New York.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 20:09:22 +0000 Adam Wolfe 23156 at http://wrvo.org Horse vaccination clinics against deadly EEE virus to be held http://wrvo.org/post/horse-vaccination-clinics-against-deadly-eee-virus-be-held <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Last year the mosquito-borne virus Eastern Equine Encephalitis killed at least a dozen horses and a four-year-old Oswego County girl. This week, state Senator Patty Ritchie is hosting two clinics in the North Country where horse owners can have their animals vaccinated for free.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 01:46:45 +0000 Joanna Richards 21679 at http://wrvo.org Horse vaccination clinics against deadly EEE virus to be held Central New York counties take new steps to prevent EEE http://wrvo.org/post/central-new-york-counties-take-new-steps-prevent-eee <p>Several New York counties are taking new steps to stop the Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 13:59:33 +0000 Adam Wolfe 20924 at http://wrvo.org Central NY health officials work to prevent EEE http://wrvo.org/post/central-ny-health-officials-work-prevent-eee <p>Three people have died in the last three years in Central New York from the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus, which can be spread from mosquitoes to&nbsp; humans.</p><p>The deaths have sent scares across the region, and the health departments in Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, and Oneida Counties are taking it seriously.</p><p>&ldquo;It is a rare disease, but it is a very fatal disease and I think that that is very frightening for everybody,&rdquo; remarked Onondaga County Health Commissioner Cynthia Morrow.</p><p> Thu, 17 May 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Matt Johnston 19421 at http://wrvo.org Central NY health officials work to prevent EEE Forum looks at ways to stop the spread of EEE http://wrvo.org/post/forum-looks-ways-stop-spread-eee <p>More than a dozen experts and officials say they’re committed to stepping up the state and local response to Eastern Equine Encephalitis after the virus killed a child in Oswego County this summer.</p> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 14:36:39 +0000 Joyce Gramza 8264 at http://wrvo.org Forum looks at ways to stop the spread of EEE Schumer Calls for EEE Summit http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-calls-eee-summit <p>The war on Triple-E in Central New York is getting some federal firepower. &nbsp;New York&rsquo;s senior U.S. Senator has a plan he hopes will help deal with a virus , that&#39;s transmitted by mosquitos and has become a part of our environment.</p><p>Sen. Chuck Schumer announced Tuesday a three pronged federal plan to help local officials fight Eastern Equine Encephalitis, the mosquito borne illness that killed a 4 year old Oswego County girl this summer.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 29 Sep 2011 19:13:43 +0000 Ellen Abbott 6969 at http://wrvo.org